Luminato Festival Toronto Brochure 2011

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Free Creativity | June 10–19, 2011 | luminato.com


It is hard to believe Luminato is already five years old. We are very proud of what we have accomplished in that time—including the commissioning of almost 50 new works from Canadian and international artists. This year we explore the idea of storytelling. Artists have long been inspired by stories and images from the past, and the 2011 Festival includes our largest commission to date: a new adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights from acclaimed director Tim Supple (whose multilingual A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a Festival highlight in 2008). This monumental work, adapted for the first time by a woman and featuring 30 artists from the Arab world, transports us back to the legendary world of Shahrazad, whose telling of stories to keep herself alive reminds us of the power words have to change lives and societies. 2011 is also a year in which we celebrate Toronto. Some of our city’s top companies are featured in collaboration with guest artists from across the country and around the world. Chinese actors join Theatre Smith-Gilmour in a work developed in partnership with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. Necessary Angel brings us two works: Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her), directed by Brigitte Haentjens, and Andromache, adapted from Racine’s play by Evie Christie and directed by Scottish director Graham McLaren. And Soulpepper offers audiences an opportunity to see the company’s best work condensed into an intensive repertory program. Meanwhile, our new hub location in Metro Square, home to our series of free outdoor concerts throughout the Festival, features some of Canada’s best-known artists as well as new discoveries from around the world, including a concert in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. To all of you who have been with us since the beginning, thank you for your support of Luminato. If you are joining us for the first time, we hope you will also discover ways to make this year’s Festival story your own.

FREE CREATIVITY

One Thousand and One Nights Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her) Andromache Soulpepper Summer Repertory LU XUN blossoms 13 DANCE Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Confluence TAJ More Music can be found in the Celebrations section. Janice Price

Chris Lorway

CEO

Artistic Director

2 Welcome 4 A Message from our Chair 4 A Message from L’Oréal 5 Five Years of Luminato PULL-OUT GUIDE 31 New For 2011 32 Festival at a Glance 34 Tickets 55 Education & Outreach 56 Enhance Your Experience

17 Music

58 Festival Partners

TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5 Kronos Quartet The Canadian Songbook: Ron Sexsmith

60 Festival Donors 61 Get Involved 62 Helpful Hints 63 Festival Map

22 Visual Arts Habit Sargasso

Canadian Content

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME

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25 Literature Beirut39 at Luminato Modern Day Shahrazads Ann Patchett Geraldine Brooks Jeanette Winterson Joyce Carol Oates Hanan al-Shaykh Arabic Poetry RBC Presents: The New Yorker at Luminato 35 Fashion

Garden of Roses: Denis Gagnon Interprets Alice

Check out what’s new for 2011. Details on page 31.

36 Magic

Already know what you want?

Natural Magick Vodavil

Ticket info is on page 34.

38 CELEBRATIONS @ The Festival Hub Festival Stage: June 10–19 47 FOOD President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of TorontoTM 50 Film My Name is Raj The Luminato Reel 52 Illuminations Confluence: A Common Search for the Creative Spark Art as Safe Ground? Modern Takes on Old Stories The Healing Power of Story Lunchtime Conversations

Group rates and hotel packages available. See page 34.


Welcome to our fifth annual celebration of the creative spirit here in Toronto, across Canada, and around the world. My pride in seeing Luminato reach this milestone is matched by my profound gratitude to all those who have made it possible: our public funding bodies and private donors, both corporate and individual; our dedicated staff, under the inspiring leadership of CEO Janice Price and Artistic Director Chris Lorway; and, of course, the artists—local, national, and international— whose extraordinary talents and imaginations transform our city each June. Whether you are new to Luminato or a regular attender, I thank you too, for it is ultimately by the interest, engagement, and participation of the public that we measure our success. I hope you will enjoy the Festival all the more for knowing that you have helped the daring adventure that began in 2007 grow into such a vital and enduring aspect of our city’s life.

Tony Gagliano Co-Founder and Chair, Luminato Executive Chairman & CEO St. Joseph Communications

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tony Gagliano (Chair) Lucille Joseph (Vice-Chair) Mohammad Al Zaibak Salah Bachir Charles Baillie Avie Bennett Helen Burstyn Julia Deans Camillo di Prata Rupert Duchesne Jim Fleck Anthony R. Graham Peter Herrndorf

Five Years of Luminato In 2003, Tony Gagliano and David Pecaut met for the first time over lunch at Grano restaurant. Over calamari, pasta, and wine, the two passionate city-builders found their mutual beliefs in the transformative power of the arts, and thus, Luminato was born. As we arrive at our fifth anniversary, we take a look back at some of Luminato’s milestones.

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Michael M. Koerner Roberto Dante Martella Chetan Mathur

December 2003 Luminato is conceived by Tony Gagliano and David Pecaut.

December 2005 The Ontario Government becomes Luminato’s founding government partner.

Susan McArthur

July 11, 2006

Robert McEwen

Janice Price is appointed Festival CEO.

Jonas Prince Javier San Juan Albert Schultz

THE CREATIVE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY

Matthew Teitelbaum

June 1–10, 2007

Peter Wilkinson

Luminato 2007 | Highlights include: Pulse Front, Not the Messiah, Norman, and Book of Longing.

Bisi Williams The pursuit of beauty is timeless: human beings have always desired it, and art is one of our primary means of achieving it. Every artist who writes a poem, choreographs a dance, composes a symphony or song, or uses technology to add new dimensions to reality, seeks to bring a welcome touch of beauty into the world. At L’Oréal Canada, we believe in the importance of beauty and in its pursuit as a way of fulfilling human potential. As we celebrate this fifth year of our partnership with Luminato, we hope that every day of the Festival will intrigue, inspire and move you, and bring beauty to your world.

Pulse Front

June 5–14, 2009 Luminato 2009 | Highlights include: Cirque du Soleil®, Lipsynch, RedBall Project Toronto, Neil Gaiman, and The Children’s Crusade.

William J.S. Boyle Janet Carding

Javier San Juan

Kevin Garland

June 11–20, 2010

President & CEO L’Oréal Canada

Piers Handling

Luminato 2010 | Highlights include: Prima Donna, The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer, The Africa Trilogy, and Dark Star Requiem.

Bruce Kuwabara Bruce Mau Alexander Neef Peter Oundjian Albert Schultz Andrew R. Shaw Matthew Teitelbaum

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June 6–15, 2008 Luminato 2008 | Highlights include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Black Watch, and Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum.

Co-Founder David Pecaut passes away following a battle with cancer. He is posthumously named a Member of the Order of Canada on January 1, 2010.

December 7, 2010 Luminato announces the co-commission of the first revival in 20 years of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s opera Einstein on the Beach, set to have its North American premiere at Luminato 2012.

The Africa Trilogy

May 2011 A book written by David Macfarlane with portraits by Nigel Dickson, chronicling Luminato’s first five years, is published by McClelland & Stewart. (For more on this book, please visit page 31.)

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L’Oréal Canada makes a multi-year commitment to be Luminato’s Partner in Creativity.

December 14, 2009

RedBall Toronto

Atom Egoyan

Karen Kain, C.C.

February 2007

Black Watch

FESTIVAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Charles Cutts

TIMELINE

WELCOME

A FITTING OCCASION FOR THANKS

Einstein on the Beach

June 10–19, 2011 Luminato 2011 | Highlights include: One Thousand and One Nights, Kronos Quartet, Joyce Carol Oates, and free celebrations at The Festival Hub (The Joel Plaskett Emergency, k.d. lang, Hakim).

Full Festival Timeline at luminato.com.

luminato.com | June 10 –19, 2011

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THEATR

JUN 11–19

THEATR

JUNE 7–19

One Thousand and One Nights

A Dash Arts Production | Luminato Commission Dramatized and directed by Tim Supple | Stories adapted by Hanan al-Shaykh

A startling new theatrical version of an Arabic classic.

WORLD PREMIERE Canadian Opera Company, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre 227 Front Street East 3 hours, with intermission (each part).

In Luminato’s most ambitious commission to date, British director Tim Supple (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Luminato 2008) unites with acclaimed Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh to unearth the true character of the One Thousand and One Nights. Written in Arabic from tales gathered in India, Persia, across the great Arab Empire, the One Thousand and One Nights are the mesmerizing stories told by Shahrazad night after night, under sentence of death, to the king Shahrayar who has vowed to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. Erotic, brutal, witty, and poetic, the tales tell of the real and supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, rich and poor, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate.

This production includes mature content. Parental discretion is recommended.

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Created with artists from throughout the Arabic speaking world, this spectacular theatre event is performed in Arabic, French, and English (with surtitles) and is told over two compelling parts, each of which can be seen and enjoyed on its own, or together on the same day for a truly intoxicating Festival experience. Commissioned by Luminato.

Generously Supported by:

Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak

TUE JUN 7 (Preview)

7:00 PM (Part I)

WED JUN 8 (Preview)

7:00 PM (Part II)

THU JUN 9 (Preview)

7:00 PM (Part I)

FRI JUN 10 (Preview)

7:00 PM (Part II)

SAT JUN 11

2:00 PM (Part I) 7:00 PM (Part II)

SUN JUN 12

2:00 PM (Part I) 7:00 PM (Part II)

TUE JUN 14

7:00 PM (Part I)

WED JUN 15

7:00 PM (Part II)

THU JUN 16

7:00 PM (Part I)

FRI JUN 17

7:00 PM (Part II)

SAT JUN 18

2:00 PM (Part I)

7:00 PM (Part II)

SUN JUN 19

2:00 PM (Part I)

7:00 PM (Part II)

Single Tickets Two-Show Packs ONLINE

$30 (Preview), $49, $75, $90, $115 $88, $135, $162, $207 luminato.com/1001nights

Group (10+) rates are available. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 53).

“The One Thousand and One Nights are not –The Globe and Mail what you think they are.”

Major Media Partner:

Additional Gretchen & Support: Donald Ross


Photo: Dominique Chartrand

THEATR

JUN 11–19

THEATR

JUNE 13–18

Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her) Necessary Angel

An extraordinary fusion of movement, text, and song examining the unique relationship between mothers and daughters.

Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

Featuring a diverse cast of 50 women and created by award-winning director Brigitte Haentjens, the incoming Artistic Director of French Theatre at the National Arts Centre, Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her) became an artistic phenomenon when it debuted in Montreal in 2006. Now Necessary Angel, one of Canada’s leading contemporary theatre companies, presents the English-language premiere, giving Toronto audiences the opportunity to experience Haentjens’ monumental theatrical exploration of the motherdaughter bond, the inevitability of loss, and the eternal nature of love.

27 Front Street East 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission. Mon JUN 13 (Preview) 8:00 PM tue JUN 14

8:00 PM

wed JUN 15

8:00 PM

thu JUN 16

8:00 PM

fri JUN 17

8:00 PM

sat JUN 18

2:00 PM

Tickets online

$30 (PREVIEW), $55.50, $75.50, $85.50, $95.50 luminato.com/toutcommeelle

8:00 PM

Group (10+) rates are available. Tickets purchased through Luminato are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

Commissioned by Luminato.

“In Tout Comme Elle, a masterful oratorio for 50 voices, Brigitte Haentjens expands the limits of her art… This is, without a doubt, –Voir a momentous artistic event.”

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With Support From:

THE MCLEAN FOUNDATION


Following the success of his radical interpretation of Hamlet in 2009, Graham McLaren, the Associate Director of The National Theatre of Scotland, returns to collaborate with Necessary Angel and acclaimed Canadian poet and novelist Evie Christie (author of Gutted and The Bourgeois Empire). With intense, bold, and heightened language, Andromache is an unflinching look at how obsessive lust and the desire for power lead people to do unspeakable acts.

WORLD PREMIERE The Theatre Centre 1087 Queen Street West 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission. FRI JUN 10 (Preview)

7:30 PM

SAT JUN 11

7:30 PM

SUN JUN 12

7:30 PM

TUE JUN 14

7:30 PM

WED JUN 15

7:30 PM

THU JUN 16

7:30 PM

FRI JUN 17

7:30 PM

SAT JUN 18

7:30 PM

SUN JUN 19

7:30 PM

Tickets online

$51.50 luminato.com/andromache

Please note this event is general admission with limited accessibility. Group (10+) rates are available. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (pages 53–54).

Commissioned by Luminato.

“This is for people who are up for their theatre being rough, challenging, and in your face. They won’t be disappointed.” –CBC Radio (on McLaren’s Hamlet)

Revving the repertory system to the max, Soulpepper alternates seven stellar productions, from classics to brand-new creations, in a week-long feast of theatre. For the first time in its history, Toronto’s celebrated Soulpepper Theatre Company brings together under one roof seven theatrical productions, representing all aspects of its artistic mission: world classics, Canadian classics, creation and adaptation, artist development, and community outreach. Featured are Thornton Wilder’s Our Town; William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life; John Gray and Eric Peterson’s Billy Bishop Goes to War; Guillermo Verdecchia’s Fronteras Americanas; Jorge Luis Borges’s The Aleph, adapted by Diego Matamoros and Daniel Brooks; and a double bill of (re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song; and Window on Toronto, created by the Soulpepper Academy. This super-rep consists of as many as four different performances each day—two in the afternoon and two at night—followed by a community cabaret hosted by the artists of the Soulpepper Academy.

THEATR

Produced in association with

JUNE 10–18

Necessary Angel

The war has ended. The empire has crumbled. The new leader is infatuated with his hostage, the recently widowed Andromache, and demands she give herself to him or sacrifice the life of her son.

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Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Photo: Guntar Kravis

THEATR

JUNE 10–19

Andromache

Soulpepper Summer Repertory

A raw and shocking re-imagination of Racine’s classic play from provocative Scottish director Graham McLaren.

This production includes mature content. Parental discretion is recommended.

Gregory Prest, Karen Rae, and Ken MacKenzie in Window on Toronto

Eric Peterson in Billy Bishop Goes to War

Stuart Hughes and Joseph Ziegler in The Time of Your Life

Diego Matamoros in The Aleph

Albert Schultz in Our Town

Young Centre for the Performing Arts 55 Mill Street, Building 49 Our Town: 2 hours and 25 minutes, with two intermissions. The Time of Your Life: 2 hours and 50 minutes, with intermission. Billy Bishop Goes to War: 2 hours, with intermission. Fronteras Americanas: 2 hours, with intermission. The Aleph: 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission. Double Bill: 2 hours, with intermission. Performance dates and times vary, visit luminato.com for details. Tickets online

$25–$65 luminato.com/soulpepper

For tickets, call 416-866-8666 or visit soulpepper.ca. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

“Soulpepper Theatre Company has changed the face of theatre in Canada.” –Maclean’s

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Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon Produced by A co-production with The Royal Ballet (UK)

An inventive and witty adaptation of stories by the father of modern Chinese literature—and the first-ever SinoCanadian theatrical co-production.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Isabel Bader Theatre

The National Ballet of Canada performs acclaimed British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet, a dazzling tour-de-force.

Renowned for his humour, compassion, and irony, the short-story writer, essayist, and poet Lu Xun is an iconic figure in Chinese literature.

Group (10+) rates are available. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

Memories of childhood, reflections on death, questions of justice and social responsibility: these are just some of the themes of this ingenious dramatic journey into Lu Xun’s profoundly human world.

93 Charles Street West 1 hour and 35 minutes, no intermission. WED JUN 15

8:00 PM

thu JUN 16

8:00 PM

fri JUN 17

8:00 PM

sat JUN 18

2:00 PM

Tickets online

$46.50, $51.50, $56.50 luminato.com/luxun

8:00 PM

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (pages 53–54).

One of the all-time masterpieces of children’s literature, Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy also holds an enduring fascination for adults alert to the deeper psychological and emotional resonances of its enchantingly dream-like world. Two of the world’s great dance companies, The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK), join forces to bring this beloved story to dynamic life in a new full-length work by Christopher Wheeldon, one of the world’s most exciting and sought-after choreographers.

“LU XUN blossoms is poignant, amusing, uplifting and raw.” –Oriental Morning Post (Shanghai)

Set to a score by British composer Joby Talbot with spectacular designs by Bob Crowley, Wheeldon’s ballet revels in the anarchic inventiveness of Carroll’s famous story, and its haunting evocation of the world of childhood. Presented for the first time in North America, this spellbinding journey down the rabbit hole enthralls imaginations of all ages.

DANCE

Theatre Smith-Gilmour | Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

JUNE 4–25

Photo: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

THEATR

JUNE 15–18

LU XUN blossoms

Five of his classic stories come to the stage in a historic collaboration between Theatre Smith-Gilmour (multiple award winners for their Chekhov’s Shorts and Chekhov Longs...In the Ravine) and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, where it debuted in 2007. Three Canadian and three Chinese actors, performing in English and Mandarin, use body language to create an astonishing diversity of characters— men and women, children and the aged—along with everything from a rickshaw to a pair of stone lions at the entrance to a house.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Left: Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice in The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Johan Persson, courtesy the Royal Opera House. Right: Zenaida Yanowsky as The Queen of Hearts in The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Johan Persson, courtesy the Royal Opera House.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen Street West 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens June 4 and runs until June 25. Visit national.ballet.ca for performance information. FRI JUN 10

7:30 PM

SAT JUN 11

2:00 PM

SUN JUN 12

2:00 PM

Tickets online

$21.50, $45, $84, $109.50, $119, $133.50, $151.50, $201 luminato.com/nboc

7:30 PM

Ticket prices subject to 13% HST.

Tickets can be purchased online at national.ballet.ca or by calling 416-345-9595 or toll free 1-866-345-9595.

“An Alice whose wit, speed and invention has lifted the whole story ballet genre into the –The Guardian 21st century.”

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Photo: Elliott Franks

THEATR

JUN 11–19

DANCE

JUNE 16–18

Confluence Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney | A Sadler’s Wells Production

Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney celebrate the creative process in this thrilling fusion of dance, live music, and projection. Akram Khan, noted for his distinctive blend of classical Indian kathak with contemporary dance technique, is one of the most acclaimed choreographers of his generation in Britain today. Nitin Sawhney— composer, producer, songwriter, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist—is a latter-day Renaissance man who has collaborated with Khan over much of the past decade on such works as kaash, zero degrees, bahok, and, most recently, Vertical Road.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE MacMillan Theatre 80 Queen’s Park 1 hour and 10 minutes, no intermission. thu JUN 16

8:00 PM

fri JUN 17

8:00 PM

sat JUN 18

2:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

$31.50, $41.50, $51.50, w$61.50, $66.50, $71.50 luminato.com/confluence

8:00 PM

Group (10+) rates are available. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 52).

Confluence takes the form of a conversation in motion and music between these two friends and artistic co-creators. Khan and members of his company join Sawhney and his fellow musicians—including the astounding young vocalist Nicki Wells—live onstage to revisit highlights of their past work together, to present a new piece, and to explore the psychological, emotional, and spiritual terrain of the creative journey itself.

“These are performers at the zenith of their powers… The result is work so powerful and idiosyncratic that it sweeps you away.” –The Daily Telegraph

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Sampradaya Dance Creations

Produced in association with

The night-time is the right time to let a musical masterpiece melt your heart and stir your soul.

Lisa Ray

Kabir Bedi

It’s never too late to be swept away by emotion—so let your evening end at Roy Thomson Hall, where TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian conducts the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a special late-night performance of Gustav Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony.

WORLD PREMIERE Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West

One of the greatest wonders of the world, the story behind the Taj Mahal is as awe-inspiring as the monument itself. That story is told in TAJ, a thrilling fusion of dance and theatre set during the Mughal dynasty in 17th-century India. Toronto-born actress Lisa Ray (Deepa Mehta’s Bollywood/Hollywood and Water) joins Kabir Bedi (Farah Khan’s Main Hoon Na and the James Bond film Octopussy) in this saga of political and familial strife, palace intrigue, and the undying devotion of Emperor Shah Jahan to his wife, in whose memory the Taj Mahal was built. Artistic direction and concept by Lata Pada, script by award-winning playwright John Murrell and directed by Tom Diamond, this Luminato commission explores the universal themes of power, passion, love, and loss, as it celebrates the genesis of a stunning icon of architectural art. Commissioned by Luminato.

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Presenting Partner:

JUNE 18

TAJ A dance-theatre production starring Bollywood’s Kabir Bedi and Canada’s Lisa Ray in an epic story of love and grief—and the grandeur it inspired.

MUSIC

Photo: MANSA Photography

DANCE

JUNE 10–12

TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5

1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission. FRI JUN 10

8:00 PM

SAT JUN 11

2:00 PM

SUN JUN 12

2:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

$51.50, $61.50, $66.50, $71.50 luminato.com/taj

8:00 PM

Group (10+) rates are available. Tickets purchased through Luminato are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

From its sombre opening fanfare and tempestuous second movement, through its playfully romantic Scherzo and exquisitely beautiful Adagietto (famously used by Luchino Visconti in his 1971 film Death in Venice), all the way to its exuberant finale, this gorgeously complex masterpiece takes you on an epic journey through the highs and lows of the human heart. Enjoy the concert with a drink—we encourage all beverages to be enjoyed while in your seat. After the Mahler has worked its magic on your soul, stay around and join the orchestra members for a post-performance party—and more live music.

Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe Street 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission. sat JUN 18

10:30 PM

Tickets ONLINE

$22.50, $28, $39.50, $50, $57.50, $64, $68.50, $76 luminato.com/tso

For tickets, call 416-593-4828 or visit tso.ca. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

“As the night drew on and the music gradually built to its powerful finale, everyone leapt to their feet… a rock show Meet theOne artistsshould at a panelhope discussion. See Illuminations (pages 51 and 52). would evoke the same excitement at any hour.” –Torontoist.com (on TSO Goes Late Night 2010)

“A company of rare dance vitality.”

Additional Support From:

–The New York Times

Marketing Partner:

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Photo: Sebastian Schutyser, Aga Khan Trust for Culture

A Luminato residency by the genre-crossing string quartet features concerts with celebrated collaborators from around the world.

June 10–11 The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall 273 Bloor Street West 2 hours, with intermission. fri JUN 10

8:00 PM (with Alim Qasimov Ensemble)

sat JUN 11

8:00 PM (with Homayun Sakhi and Musicians)

Tickets

$51.50, $66.50, $76.50, $91.50

Kronos Quartet

June 15 Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

Resident artists at this year’s Festival are violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler—better known as the Grammy Award-winning, San Francisco-based, Kronos Quartet.

Don’t miss Kronos performing with Toronto’s own Annex Quartet on June 12 at a free open-air concert in Luminato’s Festival Hub at Metro Square (see page 41).

27 Front Street East 2 hours, with intermission.

Kronos’ residency features four concerts reflecting the quartet’s global musical journey. Performing with Kronos for the first time in Canada are international guest artists Alim Qasimov, a leading exponent of the Azerbaijani sung poetry known as mugham; the brilliant and charismatic Afghan rubâb player Homayun Sakhi; and Wu Man, whose virtuosity on the ancient Chinese pipa has won that instrument a new place in the modern musical world, and whose concert with Kronos will include works by Terry Riley, Philip Glass and others, as well as the Canadian premiere of A Chinese Home, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng.

WED JUN 15

8:00 PM (with Wu Man)

Tickets ONLINE

$36.50, $41.50, $51.50, $61.50 luminato.com/kronos

Tickets purchased through Luminato are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com Kronos Quartet and Homayun Sakhi

Kronos Quartet is also featured as part of Luminato’s free Education & Outreach Program. See page 55 for details.

“Kronos proved that the string quartet, long the most self-consciously ‘classical’ of classical ensembles, could become a kind of all-terrain vehicle in –The New Yorker contemporary culture.”

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Presenting Partner:

Photo: Zoran Orlic

Qasimov and Sakhi concerts presented in association with the Aga Khan Music Initiative

Marketing Partner:

Photo: Jay Blakesberg

MUSIC

JUNE 10–15

Kronos Quartet

Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man


JUN 11–19

MUSIC

JUNE 15

The Canadian Songbook: Ron Sexsmith Produced in association with

It’s always one of the Festival’s most popular events­—and this year it features one of the most admired songwriters in the world.

Massey Hall 178 Victoria Street wed JUN 15

8:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

Tickets from $20. Check website for details. luminato.com/songbook

Tickets purchased through Luminato are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com

Over the course of his 12-album career, Juno Award-winner Ron Sexsmith has become revered around the world as one of the finest songwriters in music today. His famous fans include Elton John, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Daniel Lanois, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and his work has been recorded by such artists as Feist, k.d. lang, Nick Lowe, Rod Stewart, and Emmylou Harris, who chose his “Hard Bargain” as the title track of her most recent album.

Featured artists to be confirmed. Check luminato.com for updates.

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The March release of Sexsmith’s most recent album, Long Player Late Bloomer, was preceded by rave reviews for the documentary film Love Shines, an exploration of his work as a songwriter. Now a glittering array of special guest artists join Sexsmith on stage at Massey Hall to celebrate his extraordinary contribution to the art of popular song.

Presenting Partner:

“Sexsmith’s pillowy delivery packs a sucker punch. He is a nervy writer, and if his songs are marked by a woeful sort of beauty, they are also –The Washington Post sharp-eyed, biting, gritty.”


VISUAL ARTS

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David Levine (Artist in Residence) | Produced in association with

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Live theatre meets reality TV and avantgarde visual arts, as a daily drama unfolds within an installation created by Berlin-based artist David Levine. Three actors inhabit a house for eight hours a day, spontaneously going about their business while seamlessly repeating a script by playwright Jason Grote. Every day, the performers loop through this same dialogue, improvising its staging to suit their needs as well as those of their characters. As you watch through the windows of designer Marsha Ginsberg’s fullyfunctioning house, constructed inside the project space, and on a live video feed randomly edited to create a unique TV drama, Habit raises fascinating questions about the nature of performance, spectatorship, and even reality itself.

This production includes mature content. Parental discretion is recommended.

Commissioned by Luminato and MASS MoCA. Created in part at Watermill—a laboratory for performance.

Photo: Habit Watermill Workshop 2010

FREE Photo: Habit Watermill Workshop 2010

JUNE 10–19

FREE

Habit

Habit

world premiere OCAD University 100 McCaul Street, Great Hall, 2nd floor JUN 10–11

11:00 AM–7:00 PM

JUN 13–19

11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

FREE luminato.com/habit

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Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54). As part of Luminato’s Education & Outreach Program, community participants in Regent Park and St. Jamestown will create short performances pieces inspired by Habit. The Habit Community Performance Project will be showcased on the Habit set on June 12, 2:00–5:00 PM (see page 55).

“[Habit’s] concept is brilliant, particularly in the way it subverts the typical –timesunion.com relationship between audience and performance.”

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Habit Watermill Workshop 2010


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A visionary architectural pioneer creates a responsive landscape to infuse one of downtown’s busiest spaces with astonishing new life.

Some of the freshest voices in modern Arab literature come together for an in-depth discussion of their culture and their craft.

A worldwide pioneer in the fast-growing field of responsive architecture, Beesley and his team of collaborators pose the question “could architecture come alive?” In reply he creates spaces that dissolve into forest-like hovering fields, kin to primitive life-forms within dense jungles and ocean reefs. These responsive environments offer bodily immersion and wide-flung perception. In this new installation, Beesley combines visionary design with high-tech digital engineering to turn an everyday public space into a world of wonder.

Commissioned by Luminato.

With Support From:

Philip Beesley

Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street Jun 8–18

All Day

Tickets Online

FREE luminato.com/sargasso

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Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

“Philip Beesley takes the relationship of materials to buildings to the point that the installation appears a part of the environment –canadianart.ca (on Hylozoic Ground) in which it rests.”

Randa Jarrar

Hyam Yared

Beirut39 at Luminato

Philip Beesley Architect Inc.

Sargasso refers to the vast, tangled floating masses of living matter and cast-off material that drifts at the centre of the Atlantic. The environment within the sweeping atrium of the Allen Lambert Galleria makes a vast canopy, a sanctuary that slowly shifts and floats above the city. The building is no longer an entity of steel, glass, and stone but a participant in a symbiotic artistic event that shapes the nature of the environment itself.

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Joumana Haddad

Last spring, Britain’s prestigious Hay Festivals celebrated 39 Arab writers age 39 and under, compiling the anthology Beirut39 with a preface by Hanan al-Shaykh (One Thousand and One Nights). Now, Luminato presents a select group of those writers in an onstage conversation about contemporary literature in the Arab world. Moroccan journalist Yassin Adnan’s most recent poetry collection is La akad ara (I Can Hardly See). Saudi author Mohammad Hassan Alwan is the writer of the novels Saqf elkefaya and Touq altahara. Egyptian-born Randa Jarrar won the Arab American Book Award for her novel A Map of Home. Lebanese author Hyam Yared won the 2009 Prix Phoenix for Sous la tonnelle and Joumana Haddad is the 2010 recipient of the Blue Metropolis award for Arab writers as well as administrator of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (known as the Arabic Booker). Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC’s Q.

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LITERATUR

Sargasso

Mohammad Hassan Alwan

JUNE 12

Photo: PBAI and City of Toronto

VISUAL ARTS

JUNE 8–18

FREE

Yassin Adnan

Jian Ghomeshi

Glenn Gould Studio 250 Front Street West (main floor of CBC building) 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. sun jun 12

1:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

$20 luminato.com/beirut39

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“There’s a kind of renaissance taking place, it seems, among young Arab writers... It comes at a good time, too. We need their voices more –Dave Eggers on Beirut39 than ever before.”

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LITERATUR

JUNE 11–17

Ann Patchett

The New York Times bestselling author joins Luminato for the Canadian launch of her highlyanticipated new novel.

Leila Aboulela

Elizabeth Hay

Maxine Hong Kingston

Miriam Toews

Modern Day Shahrazads

Their backgrounds ranging from Canada and the U.S. to Arabicspeaking Sudan, these four superb writers come together to discuss their craft, the role of women in fiction, and share their latest works. The event celebrates two Canadian launches: Leila Aboulela, winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, presents her new novel, Lyrics Alley, a sweeping tale of desire, loss, and faith, while Maxine Hong Kingston, awardwinning author of The Woman Warrior, China Men and Tripmaster Monkey, presents her memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. They are joined by Elizabeth Hay, author of A Student of Weather, Garbo Laughs, and the Giller Prizewinning Late Nights on Air, and by Miriam Toews, author of Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, The Flying Troutmans, and A Complicated Kindness, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award. Toews reads from her justreleased new novel, Irma Voth. Hay reads from her new novel, Alone in the Classroom. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC’s Writers & Company. Major Media Partners:

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A rich narrative set in the Amazonian jungle, State of Wonder is both a gripping adventure story and a profound investigation of difficult human choices. Winner of Britain’s Orange Prize for her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Patchett is also the writer of the multiple award-winning memoir Truth & Beauty.

–Chicago Sun-Times

Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor) 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. SAT JUN 11

7:00 PM

ONLINE

luminato.com/Patchett

Please note this event is general admission. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

Geraldine Brooks

“Thank goodness for Geraldine Brooks: she allows her characters to be human.”

Produced in association with

FREE FREE Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC)

FREE

750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor) 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. THU JUN 16

7:00 PM

$20

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–The Atlanta Journal Constitutional

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist shares her latest novel. In Caleb’s Crossing, Brooks once again takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life­— in 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. Brooks is also The New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book.

The Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street 1 hour, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. SUN JUN 12

4:00 PM

ONLINE

luminato.com/Brooks

Reserve free tickets at torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon.

Jeanette Winterson

“Like Shahrazad, Ms. Winterson dazzles the reader by creating wondrous worlds.”

FREE

“This is the modern female voice… fresh, diverse, challenging, uninhibited.”

–Rachel Cusk on Leila Aboulela

“Miriam Toews is an extraordinarily –The Globe and Mail gifted writer.”

FREE

The only Canadian preview of the Whitbread Prize-winner’s much anticipated memoir. Awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2006 for her services to literature, Winterson presents a preview of her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, the story of a life’s work to find happiness. Her other works include Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Sexing the Cherry, and Written on the Body. Major Media Partners:

FREE

Please note this event is general admission.

Produced in association with

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$20

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Luminato presents an evening with four acclaimed women writers from around the world.

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“Patchett is a virtuoso storyteller.”

–The New York Times Book Review

The Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street 1 hour, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. FRI JUN 17

7:00 PM

FREE

ONLINE

luminato.com/Winterson

Please note this event is general admission.

Reserve free tickets at torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon.

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One of the most powerful voices in contemporary fiction joins Luminato for the Toronto launch of a work unlike anything she has written before. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story, Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring stories of our time. Now, in a rare Toronto appearance, Oates unveils A Widow’s Story, a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years. In this book, she writes as never before of the anguish of loss, the solace of friendship, and the absurdities of commercialized forms of mourning. Here is a frank acknowledgment of the widow’s desperation—only gradually yielding to the recognition that “this is my life now.”

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Glenn Gould Studio 250 Front Street West (main floor of CBC building) 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. wed JUN 15

7:00 PM

Tickets ONLINE

$20 luminato.com/Oates

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This moving tale of life and death, love and grief, offers a candid, neverbefore-glimpsed view of the acclaimed author and fiercely private woman.

TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. Followed by a book signing. mon JUN 13

7:00 PM

$20

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Arabic Poetry Three award-winning Arabic writers discuss their craft and the art of translation in an evening of onstage readings. Arabic poetry ranges from the sixth century to the hit Gulf TV show Million’s Poet. Khaled Mattawa, award-winning poet and translator for one of the Arab world’s most famous writers, Adonis, is joined by Lebanese-Canadian poet John Asfour, and Libyan novelist and poet Hisham Matar, whose novel In the Country of Men won the inaugural Arab American Book Award.

John Asfour

Hisham Matar

LITERATURE

Joyce Carol Oates

Lebanese-born and London-based novelist, short-story writer, and playwright Hanan al-Shaykh has been called “one of the most daring and controversial female writers of the Middle East.” Her books, which include Women of Sand and Myrrh, The Story of Zahra, Beirut Blues, Only in London, I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops, and The Locust and the Bird, have been published in more than 20 languages around the world.

LITERATUR

JUNE 13

The acclaimed author speaks about her body of work and her role in the creation of One Thousand and One Nights.

JUNE 14

LITERATUR

JUNE 15

Hanan al-Shaykh

Khaled Mattawa

TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. Book signing to follow. tue JUN 14

7:00 PM

$20

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“Joyce Carol Oates remains implacable, unstoppable.” –The New York Times Book Review

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John Asfour Appearance Supported by:

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The New Yorker at Luminato

Malcolm Gladwell

New For 2011

Programming produced by June 12 Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts 27 Front Street East 1 hour and 30 minutes each, no intermission. SUN JUN 12

Rewriting the Narrative of the Middle East Egyptian-born Toronto Star columnist Mona Eltaway, award-winning Israeli journalist Amira Hass (Drinking the Sea at Gaza), and Booker-nominated Libyan novelist Hisham Matar (In the Country of Men) join New Yorker editor David Remnick to discuss recent upheavals in one of the world’s most volatile regions.

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Middlemarch and Me New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead’s piece on Middlemarch appeared in the magazine’s 2011 anniversary issue; here she speaks about her lifelong obsession with George Eliot’s masterpiece. Sacred Texts Deborah Treisman moderates a discussion among writers including Chris Adrian, author of the recently published The Great Night; Allegra Goodman, author, most recently, of The Cookbook Collector; and Colm Tóibín, whose Booker-shortlisted fifth novel, The Master, won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Presenting Partner:

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• Festival Box Office

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7:00 PM (paradoxes)

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1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission. MON JUN 13

4:00 PM (middlemarch)

7:00 PM (Sacred texts)

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250 Front Street West (main floor of CBC building)

Paradoxes of Innovation Canadian-raised New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell is the author of such best-selling books as The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. Now, this always-provocative thinker joins Luminato to share his latest brainstorm.

THE FESTIVAL HUB

4:00 PM (Middle east)

June 13 Glenn Gould Studio

$25 luminato.com/newyorker

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PULL-OUT GUIDE

Photo: Brooke Williams

LITERATUR

JUNE 12–13

Presents:

One of the world’s most celebrated magazines presents two days of insights and ideas.

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• Free entertainment and tons of activities For more information, see page 38 or visit luminato.com/hub.

Find Luminato Fast

In May 2011, Luminato mobile apps will be available for iPhone, BlackBerry®, Android, and other smartphones. Browse listings and details in the event guide, or share updates and photos live from your phone! For more information, visit luminato.com/mobile.

LUMINATO.COM • Flip page-by-page through Luminato’s Brochure and Event Guide • Find events by venue • “Like” events and share them with your friends

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EVENT GUIDE

@Luminato @LumProgramming @LumArtisticDirector

Remember to pick up your handy 2011 Festival Event Guide, which will include all of the latest Luminato event and artist information. Available in late May at Festival venues, inserted in NOW Magazine, and EYE Weekly, and viewable in an interactive, page-by-page format on luminato.com.

LuminatoEvents

Luminato: Painting the Canvas of a City Acclaimed author David Macfarlane explores the launch of the Festival and shines a light on the hard work, ingenuity, passion, and ambition involved in putting it on. With portraits by Nigel Dickson. This beautifully written commemorative book will be available at retail locations and The Festival Hub.

Visit luminato.com/book for more information.

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Magic The Theatre Centre

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LU XUN blossoms

Isabel Bader Theatre

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One Thousand and One Nights*

The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre

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Natural Magick

Tarragon Theatre

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Vodavil

Winter Garden Theatre

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CELEBRATIONS @ THE FESTIVAL HUB – For More music events see page opposite

Soulpepper Summer Repertory

Young Centre for the Performing Arts

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Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her)

Bluma Appel Theatre

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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Confluence

MacMillan Theatre

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TAJ

Fleck Dance Theatre

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JUN 10: National Bank First Night featuring Beast and The Joel Plaskett Emergency

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 11: They Might Be Giants Family Show, Dominic Mancuso, Marco Calliari, Bandabardò

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 12: Homayun Sakhi, Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Annex Quartet, Kronos Quartet

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 13: Broadway’s Night Out

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 14: Sultans of String, Yemen Blues

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 15: Art of Time Ensemble, Gravity Radio (Mikel Rouse)

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 16: Delhi 2 Dublin, Malkit Singh

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 17: The Belle Brigade, k.d. lang

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 18: Minor Empire, Natacha Atlas, George Sawa, Hakim

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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FREE

JUN 19: Tasa, Nitin Sawhney

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

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President's Choice® 1000 Tastes of TorontoTM

John Street

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FREE

The Luminato Reel

TIFF Bell Lightbox

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FREE

My Name is Raj

TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Art as Safe Ground?

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

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FREE

Confluence: A Common Search for the Creative Spark

TIFF Bell Lightbox

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FREE

The Healing Power of Story OCAD University

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FREE

Lunchtime Conversations

Chapters John & Richmond

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FREE

Modern Takes on Old Stories

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

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DANCE

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MUSIC – For Free music events see Celebrations The Canadian Songbook: Ron Sexsmith

Massey Hall

Kronos Quartet

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre & Jane Mallett Theatre

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Roy Thomson Hall

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TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5

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VISUAL ARTS FREE FREE

Habit

OCAD University

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Sargasso**

Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place

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Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC)

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Arabic Poetry

TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Beirut39 at Luminato

Glenn Gould Studio

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Geraldine Brooks

Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

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Hanan al-Shaykh

TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Jeanette Winterson

Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

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Joyce Carol Oates

Glenn Gould Studio

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Modern Day Shahrazads

Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC)

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RBC Presents: The New Yorker at Luminato

Jane Mallett Theatre & Glenn Gould Studio

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LITERATURE Ann Patchett

FREE

FREE

Garden of Roses: Denis Gagnon Interprets Alice

Wintergarden Lobby, 225 King Street West

FREE

*One Thousand and One Nights previews run from June 7–10. **The Sargasso installation is open from June 8–18.

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A limited number of tickets for most performances* will be available for $25 per ticket from the Luminato Box Office at Metro Square. Community Rush tickets are available at the Luminato Box Office only on the day of the performance beginning at noon, and will continue until Community Rush tickets have been sold or until 4:00 PM (whichever occurs first). Cash only, limited to two tickets per person.

Call the Luminato Box Office at 416-368-4TIX (4849). IN PERSON During Luminato (June 7–19) at the Luminato Box Office at Metro Square, Monday–Sunday, 12:00 PM–8:00 PM. Tickets are also available for sale at most venue box offices*. The following venue box offices will be open two hours prior to performances for ticket sales and ticket pick-up: Al Green Theatre, Isabel Bader Theatre, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, MacMillan Theatre, and The Theatre Centre. *Please check with individual venues for box office hours of operation. All tickets are in CDN funds and are inclusive of HST and venue facility fees if purchased from Luminato but may be subject to additional service or handling fees when purchased through participating venue box offices. Artists and programs are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

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VISITORS’ PACKAGES GROUPS Luminato is pleased to offer a discount of up to 15% for groups of 10 or more to most ticketed Festival performances. To book your group of 10 more, or for additional information, call 416-368-4849 or visit luminato.com/groups. LUMINATO HOTEL AND THEATRE PACKAGES Enjoy a variety of benefits and special offers when you book your individual hotel/theatre packages. To view and select packages, visit luminato.com/visitor. Experience the Festival in style with a special Delta Chelsea Luminato Package. For more details, visit deltachelsea.com/luminato.

LUMINATO THEATRE & DINING PACKAGES Luminato Theatre & Dining Packages are available for select events during Luminato. For more information on these packages, please visit luminato.com/visitor. Official Restaurant Partner:

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Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, one of Canada’s iconic fashion designers creates a world of wearable fantasy. One of the most acclaimed Canadian designers of his generation, Denis Gagnon is noted for his bold traversal of the boundaries between the fashion industry and art. For over a decade, his concept of clothing as “moving sculpture” has informed his innovative collections for fashion lovers across Canada while also finding expression in the realms of pure creativity. As a result, Gagnon, who began his career designing theatrical costumes, recently became the first Canadian in his field to have his work exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

FASHION

Tickets

JUNE 10–19

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Garden of Roses:

Denis Gagnon

Wintergarden Lobby 225 King Street West (beside Metro Square) JUN 10–19

All Day

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In this installation, a one-of-a-kind dress surrounded by a garden of roses provides an intriguing complement to Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet performed by the National Ballet of Canada (page 13). Commissioned by Luminato and Lancôme.

“Denis Gagnon is a Canadian fashion design genius.” –The Globe and Mail

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Produced in association with Magicana

Inspired by the notion that the performance of magic may be seen as a modern-day equivalent of one of legendary storyteller Shahrazad’s most fantastical tales, magician and author David Ben—one of the world’s foremost sleight-of-hand artists—has collaborated with writer and Canadian broadcasting icon Patrick Watson to create a new exploration of magic as a theatrical art.

Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgman Avenue 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission. FRI Jun 10

8:00 PM

SAT JUN 11

8:00 PM

SUN JUN 12

8:00 PM

TUE JUN 14

8:00 PM

WED JUN 15

8:00 PM

THU JUN 16

8:00 PM

Tickets online

$36.50, $41.50 luminato.com/magick

Group (10+) rates are available. Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

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In his seminal 1945 book A Grammar of Motives, literary theorist Kenneth Burke suggested that “the scene contains the act”—that the setting of a play inevitably implies the action that is to unfold. With this idea also in mind, Ben and Watson take us on a fascinating journey into the repertoire of the world’s master magicians, revisiting their greatest illusions in the context of “scenes” realized through the prism of projected imagery and John Lang’s playful score.

“David Ben amazes and mystifies... jaw-dropping!” –The Toronto Star (on The Conjuror)

Generously The Slaight Family Supported by:

Comedy, pantomime, and magic combine in one glorious night of pure entertainment. “Vodavil” was an informal term vaudeville performers used to describe their profession: that hugely popular form of entertainment that flourished in specialty theatres across North America from the 1890s until the 1930s. In an evening of all-out entertainment, comedian-magician Mike Caveney; mime and magician Tina Lenert; physical illusionist Ardan James; magicians and parodists The Great Tomsoni & Co.; and Gaëtan Bloom, master of the absurd, recapture the magic of vaudeville in one of the few remaining venues from that long-ago yet fondly remembered era, the beautiful Winter Garden Theatre.

Gaëtan Bloom

Mike Caveney

Ardan James

MAGIC

David Ben Produced in association with Magicana

The Great Tomsoni & Co.

JUNE 17–18

Vodavil

Words, music, and image combine to take you on a theatrical journey into the highest reaches of the illusionist’s art.

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Photo: Pam Young

Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

MAGIC

JUNE 10–16

Natural Magick

Tina Lenert

Winter Garden Theatre 189 Yonge Street 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission. FRI Jun 17

8:00 PM

SAT JUN 18

8:00 PM

Tickets Online

$41.50, $51.50 luminato.com/vodavil

Group (10+) rates are available. Tickets purchased through Luminato are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees.

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“The Great Tomsoni & Co. are a contemporary Burns & Allen act with a unique blend of offbeat comedy and award-winning magic.” –Las Vegas Revue Journal Generously The Slaight Family Supported by:

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FREE

MUSIC

FREE

JUNE 10

National Bank First Night Celebrate the opening of Luminato 2011 at a free outdoor concert featuring stellar performers from Canada’s indie-rock scene.

The Festival Hub

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

Beast

Come to our new centre of activity in Metro Square for free concerts, great food, and a Festival atmosphere alive with colour and light.

Montreal

Comprising vocalist and lyricist Betty Bonifassi (soundtrack singer for the movie Les Triplettes de Belleville) and composer-producer Jean-Phi Goncalves, Beast specializes in what Bonifassi describes as “trip rock.” The duo’s debut album, featuring the hit single “Mr. Hurricane,” was hailed by the Toronto Star as “one of the most strikingly original Canadian albums to rear its head in recent memory.” Beast

Luminato has a new central hub for all 10 days of the Festival: Metro Square, in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. Here, for the first time, our Festival Stage provides a single location for all free outdoor concerts—every night, plus weekend afternoons. It’s open to all, so come celebrate our milestone fifth year, discover art in unexpected places, and enjoy great food and beverages.

The Joel Plaskett Emergency Halifax

Joel Plaskett has won several East Coast Music Awards, both for his solo work and as leader of his current band, The Emergency, whose albums include Make a Little Noise (featuring the single “Nowhere with You”) and Ashtray Rock (with the single “Fashionable People”). A six-time Juno Award nominee, Plaskett won the 2010 Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for his most recent solo album, Three. Joel Plaskett

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

What You’ll find at The Festival Hub: • • • • • • • • •

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

JUNE 10–19

FREE

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

The Festival Stage The bar magic of Eric Mead Festival Pub Luminato Box Office Info kiosk & helpful volunteers Nearby parking Great TTC access TELUS Eco Cabs National Bank ATMs

FRI JUN 10

8:00 PM

FREE

ONLINE

luminato.com/firstnight

VISIT LUMINATO.COM/FIRSTNIGHT FOR DETAILS.

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Luminato and Yves Saint Laurent Opening Night Party

Metro Square

WIN tickets to Luminato's invitation-only opening night party! Visit Luminato’s Facebook page (Luminato Festival) for details.

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

visit luminato.com/HUB FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

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Festival Stage Saturday, June 11

Festival Stage Sunday, June 12

A family-friendly afternoon of indie music for kids is followed by an evening celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.

Join the Kronos Quartet and friends for a free celebration of music from Central Asia and around the world.

They Might Be Giants Family Show USA

In partnership with Bunch Family Grammy winners for the song “Boss of Me” from Malcolm in the Middle, these legendary Brooklyn alternative rockers also created such best-selling kids’ albums as Here Come the ABCs. During the concert, Bunch Family will be on hand with creative fun for the whole family (see page 55). They Might Be Giants

Homayun Sakhi Afghanistan Qasimov and Sakhi concerts presented in association with the Aga Khan Music Initiative

Considered the finest rubâb player of his generation, Sakhi applies what he has learned from old-school masters to modern styles of Afghan music, infusing his interpretations with rhythms and melodic ornamentation that reflect his Kabuli heritage. Homayun Sakhi

Alim Qasimov Ensemble Azerbaijan

Dominic Mancuso

Acclaimed by the Guardian as “one of the most thrilling, unashamedly emotional performers on the planet,” Qasimov is the world’s leading exponent of mugham, a sophisticated Azerbaijani art form combining music with classical poetry.

Toronto

Winner of the 2010 Juno for World Music Album of the Year for Comfortably Mine, Lula Lounge regular Mancuso is acclaimed for his richly emotional blend of Italian folk, blues, soul, and jazz. Dominic Mancuso

Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Annex Quartet

Marco Calliari

Toronto

Montreal

Delighting audiences in Toronto and abroad with an eclectic repertoire that ranges from classical to world music to modern jazz, this versatile and highly sought-after ensemble recently joined the Kronos Quartet in a residency at Carnegie Hall.

Formerly of the thrash metal band Anonymous, Calliari has more recently returned to his musical roots with the best-selling folk-inspired albums Che la vita and Mia Dolce Vita.

Annex Quartet

Marco Calliari

Bandabardò feat. Peppe Voltarelli Italy

Formed in 1993 to bring “joy to the world and party to the people,” this Florentine band is renowned for the lavish energy of its live performances and for such albums as Ottavio, Fuori Orario, Tre Passi Avanti, and Bondo! Bondo!

Bandabardò

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Don’t miss Kronos’ Luminato concert series on June 10, 11, and 15. See page 18 for more information.

Kronos Quartet USA

Noted for its collaborations with a dizzyingly diverse range of fellow artists, this Grammy-winning ensemble is one of the most acclaimed and influential in the world, enthralling audiences everywhere as it redefines the string quartet’s role in music today.

Kronos Quartet

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

SAT JUN 11

2:00 PM

They Might Be Giants Family Show

SUN JUN 12

8:00 PM

Mancuso, Calliari, Bandabardò

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CELEBRATIONS

FREE

JUNE 12

CELEBRATIONS

JUNE 11

FREE

2:00 PM

Homayun Sakhi, Alim Qasimov

8:00 PM

Annex Quartet, Kronos Quartet

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Festival Stage Monday, June 13

Festival Stage Tuesday, June 14

Broadway bursts into Metro Square as star performers present a joyous tribute to the best of musical theatre.

Don’t even dream of standing still­—bring your dancing shoes to an evening of funky Arabic fusion.

Broadway’s Night Out

Sultans of String

Some of Canada’s finest musical theatre performers showcase the biggest hit songs from current productions and contemporary shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Des McAnuff (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), and My Fair Lady directed by Molly Smith (Shaw Festival). In addition, two-time Tony® Award nominee Gavin Creel, accompanied by Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne and his terrific house band, presents his own selection of favourite show tunes. This all-star Broadway blowout is hosted by Toronto cabaret legends Shawn Hitchins and Sharron Matthews.

Raucous roots, string supergroup, and 2010 Juno Nominees, Sultans of String take audiences on a riveting musical adventure, serving up a spicy stew of French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Spanish Flamenco, Middle Eastern Folk, and Cuban Rhythms.

Canada

Jesus Christ Superstar From left: Bruce Dow, Brent Carver, Josh Young, Chilina Kennedy, Paul Nolan.

Toronto

Sultans of String

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall) MON JUN 13

8:00 PM

Yemen Blues USA/Israel

The Festival Stage, Metro Square My Fair Lady

CELEBRATIONS

FREE

JUNE 14

CELEBRATION

JUNE 13

FREE

Yemen Blues

FREE

Drawing on founder Ravid Kahalani’s West African roots to bring a distinctive flavour to its original compositions, this nine-member group blends traditional Yemenite melodies with blues, jazz, and funk in a breathtaking fusion of beautiful and complex grooves.

The Festival Stage, Metro Square 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

visit luminato.com/june13 FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

TUE JUN 14 Gavin Creel

8:00 PM

FREE

visit luminato.com/june14 FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

Lance Horne

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Festival Stage Wednesday, June 15

Festival Stage Thursday, June 16

A “classical crossover” evening featuring one of Canada’s most boldly innovative ensembles—and a new work by Mikel Rouse.

An evening of modern bhangra music—hip-hop and electronica fused with traditional Indian instruments.

Art of Time Ensemble

Delhi 2 Dublin

Including many of Canada’s finest musicians, this award-winning group is renowned for bringing contemporary relevance and context to classical music. Its daring creative interactions with other genres and other art forms have resulted in what author Michael Ondaatje has called “some of the best evenings that I have witnessed in Toronto.” Collaborating with Art of Time as a special guest, one of Canada’s most beautiful voices, Gregory Hoskins, sings original material and covers by Paul Simon, Nick Cave, Gordon Lightfoot, Jane Siberry, Tom Waits, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and others, in innovative new arrangements.

Feisty fiddle players, two bouncing bhangra percussionists, and a vocalist straight out of a Bollywood music video present an exhilarating mash-up of Punjabi bhangra, Celtic, dub reggae, and electronica.

Toronto

Photo: Stephanie Berger

Art of Time Ensemble

Gravity Radio

CELEBRATION

FREE

JUNE 16

CELEBRATIONS

JUNE 15

FREE

Vancouver

Delhi 2 Dublin

India

Bhangra superstar Malkit Singh and his band Golden Star have toured the world, winning international acclaim for such hits as “Gur Nalo Ishq Mita” and “Jind Mahi” from the Bend It Like Beckham soundtrack. Known for his colourful costumes, in 2008 Singh became the first Asian artist to become a Member of the British Empire.

Gravity Radio USA

In 2008, Mikel Rouse’s multimedia trilogy (Dennis Cleveland, Failing Kansas, The End of Cinematics) mesmerized Luminato audiences. Now, in this live acoustic performance of Rouse’s latest work, inspired by the theoretical physics of gravity waves, a cycle of 14 songs intersects with shortwave frequencies and reports of the day’s actual news to create a richly poetic soundscape unique to each performance.

Malkit Singh

Malkit Singh

The Festival Stage, Metro Square 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall) THU JUN 16

8:00 PM

FREE

visit luminato.com/june16 FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

Commissioned by Luminato.

The Festival Stage, Metro Square 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall) WED JUN 15

8:00 PM

FREE

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Festival Stage Friday, June 17

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1000 Tastes of Toronto

Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime: a rare free public concert by k.d. lang as she launches her latest North American tour.

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The Belle Brigade

Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world, with gourmet street food prepared by some of the city’s leading restauranteurs.

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Inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Simon & Garfunkel, songwriter siblings Ethan and Barbara Gruska’s just-released debut album brims ® with breezy, California melodies, and bracing pop harmonies, perfect for road-tripping up the coast with the car top down. The Belle Brigade

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k.d. lang Canada

Winner of four Grammys and eight Junos, k.d. lang is truly one of Canada’s all-time greats. From her early-career reinvention of country rock with a dash of punk to her stunning covers of standards by such artists as Leonard Cohen and Roy Orbison, she has consistently defied easy categorization. Over the years, elements of torch song, jazz and even bossa nova have found their way into a style she has made uniquely her own—a style as elegant and sophisticated as it is impassioned. To countless music fans in Canada and beyond, k.d lang is quite simply, in the admiring words of veteran crooner Tony Bennett, “the best singer of her generation.”

This year, you’ll discover an extra dimension to this perennially popular event: throughout the weekend, participating chefs demonstrate how they prepare their particular delicacies—so you can get the dish in both senses of the word.

John Street (Between King Street West and Richmond Street West)

The Festival Stage, Metro Square 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall) FRI JUN 17

8:00 PM

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Nowhere does the cultural diversity of Toronto find more delicious ® expression than in the city’s abundance of first-rate restaurants. And nowhere is there a more glorious opportunity to sample the full extent of that culinary diversity than at Luminato’s closing-weekend celebration of cuisine from around the world. John Street becomes the venue for a huge open-air smorgasbord, as a curated group of the city’s finest chefs present their gourmet variations on the theme of street food, each item specifically designed to be enjoyed on the go, and each priced at only $5.

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JUNE 18–19

CELEBRATIONS

JUNE 17

FREE

FREE

SAT JUN 18

12:00 PM–9:00 PM

SUN JUN 19

12:00 PM–6:00 PM

Tickets online

Free to attend. All food items $5 each. luminato.com/1000tastes

Visit luminato.com/1000tastes for full event details.

visit luminato.com/kdlang FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

Meet the chefs at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 54).

“Toronto’s food scene rivals many of the other great cities in the world.” –Spotlight Toronto

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Festival Stage Sunday, June 19

Festival Stage Saturday, June 18 Luminato’s celebration of contemporary Arabic music continues with a special focus on artists from Egypt.

Join Nitin Sawhney and friends for Luminato’s spectacular free closing day concert: a modern take on east meets west.

Minor Empire

Tasa

World music ensemble Minor Empire brings a unique mix of traditional East and modern West to the stage. Guitarist and composer Ozan Boz teams up with some of the most sought-after players in Canada’s world music and jazz scenes.

Performing original repertoire as well as contemporary versions of traditional songs from the Indian diaspora, Tasa—founded by tabla player and composer Ravi Naimpally—weaves instruments and musical motifs from several world traditions into a rich and seamless tapestry of sound.

Toronto

Minor Empire

Toronto

Tasa

Natacha Atlas UK

George Sawa

Nitin Sawhney UK

One of the leading female voices in contemporary Arabic culture, this AngloEgyptian singer has collaborated with such stars as Sinead O’Connor, Sarah Brightman, and Nitin Sawhney in works that fuse electronic beats with North African and Arabic music. Natacha Atlas

CELEBRATIONS

FREE

JUNE 19

CELEBRATIONS

JUNE 18

FREE

Nitin Sawhney

George Sawa

Orchestral composer, producer, songwriter, classical and jazz pianist, flamenco guitarist, DJ—this internationally feted cultural pioneer is a oneman symphony of creative talent. As a free sequel to his appearance with Akram Khan in Confluence (see page 14), Sawhney and his band bring Luminato’s closing weekend to its thrilling finale with a dazzling no-boundaries display of musical mastery.

Toronto

The Festival Stage, Metro Square

An expert in medieval and modern Arabic music, Sawa is a master of the zither-like instrument known as the qanun. He has performed around the world, and has recorded with Maureen Forrester, Raffi, Bram Morrison, and R. Murray Schafer.

SUN JUN 19

55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall) 2:00 PM

FREE

visit luminato.com/june19 FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS.

Hakim Egypt

Hakim

In his electronica-infused brand of sha’abi—a popular urban genre rooted in traditional Egyptian folk music—the “Lion of Egypt”’s powerful vocals mesh with rock and techno beats in songs that capture the tumultuous essence of life on the street.

Luminato and Biotherm Homme Closing Night Party WIN tickets to Luminato’s invitation-only closing night party on June 18 Visit Luminato’s Facebook page (Luminato Festival) for details.

The Festival Stage, Metro Square 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

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SAT JUN 18

2:00 PM

8:00 PM George Sawa, Hakim

Minor Empire, Natacha Atlas

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Srinivas Krishna Produced in association with

An installation celebrating Indian film pioneer Raj Kapoor examines the moviemaker’s interactive relationship with his audiences— and invites you to become part of the art.

FREE TIFF Bell Lightbox

FREE

Reitman Square, 350 King Street West Jun 10–12, 14–19

12:00 PM–7:00 PM (TUE–SAT)

12:00 PM–6:00 PM (SUN)

Tickets online

FREE luminato.com/raj

FREE

Installation continues to August 14.

visit luminato.com for full event details.

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Co-commissioned by Luminato and TIFF.

FREE FREE

Free screenings of short and featurelength films related to Luminato artists and programming, with a focus on three main themes. The Process of Collaboration Catch a cinematic glimpse of the creation of Akram Khan’s stunning dance pieces. Get a close-up look at the music of Homayun Sakhi and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble. And catch a rare screening of the dystopian sci-fi film 2081, with an original score by the Kronos Quartet.

A pioneer of Indian cinema in the 1950s and ’60s, actor, director, and producer Raj Kapoor frequently named characters he played in his films after himself, inviting viewers to regard his stories not as self-contained narratives but as acts of self-dramatization. Srinivas Krishna’s participatory installation draws a connection between Kapoor’s use of screen personae as projections of himself and the selfdramatizing portraits ordinary people commonly take in Indian photo studios. A collage of these portraits leads the viewer to a loop of clips from Kapoor’s films in which Krishna manipulates the actor-director’s image, even taking his place on screen. Viewers then enter a photo tent where their portraits are taken in the guise of Kapoor’s characters and inserted into his cinematic worlds on a “photo wall”— a fantasizing reinvention of identity that takes us to the heart of Kapoor’s art and its hold on Indian audiences.

The Luminato Reel

FILM

My Name is Raj

JUNE 10–19

FREE

Photo: Srinivas Krishna My Name is Raj, 2011

FILM

JUNE 10–19

FREE

TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West JUN 10–19

Times to be confirmed

Tickets online

FREE luminato.com/reel

Please visit luminato.com for full screening details and schedule. Digital Storytelling In partnership with Manifesto and Digital Storytelling Toronto Using One Thousand and One Nights as inspiration, elementary and high school students from Regent Park, St. Jamestown and Parkdale engaged with their communities, creating documentary-style digital narratives and story portraits (see page 55). Outdoor Screenings Come down to the Festival Stage in Metro Square over the lunch hour to enjoy open-air cinema and great food from the Festival Pub. Outdoor screenings take place from Monday, June 13, to Thursday, June 16.

Manuscripts and Texts Enjoy feature-length films based on the same literary sources drawn on by works in this year’s Festival— including two film treatments of the stories that inspired One Thousand and One Nights.

Iconic Arabic Film

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (pages 51 and 52).

“Srinivas Krishna [has] established himself as one of the most talented and provocative filmmakers currently working in North America.”

Complementing Arabic artists’ extensive participation in Luminato this year, five films from the past half century explore shifts in Arabic cultural and societal attitudes and explore the diversity of voices and stories across the Arabic diaspora.

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ILLUMINATION

JUNE 10–19

Illuminations

FREE

Gain enlightening insights into Luminato events—direct from the artists themselves.

Modern Takes on Old Stories

FREE

Confluence: A Common Search for the Creative Spark FREE The co-creators of Confluence reflect on the nature of artistic partnership—and how it inspires their work. “All artistic collaboration is a suspension of ego, a meeting of spirits, a spontaneous collision, but most of all, a search for an indefinable spark—an inspirational sense of connection from which ideas, thoughts and feelings can emerge.” So declare acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan and multitalented producer-composer-musician Nitin Sawhney in describing their collaborative work, Confluence.

FREE FREE

Director Tim Supple uses Hanan al-Shaykh’s new translation of ancient Arabic texts to create the innovative theatre of One Thousand and One Nights. Graham McLaren does likewise with Andromache, Evie Christie’s adaptation of Racine’s 17th-century French drama, itself adapted from an ancient Greek tragedy. And Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s LU XUN blossoms brings to the stage short stories by a Chinese author from the early 20th century.

Akram Khan & Nitin Sawhney

FREE TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square 350 King Street West 1 hour, including Q&A. FRI JUN 17

12:00 PM

FREE

Luminato artists share their thoughts on the creative interpretation, adaptation, and reinvention of existing works.

FREE

FREE

Visit luminato.com for full event details.

Join these two extraordinary artists as they explore their common search for that “indefinable spark” and discuss how the chemistry of collaboration can unleash incredible creative power.

Muhsin al-Musawi’s appearance is generously supported by the York Noor Lecture Series, York University.

Art as Safe Ground?

FREE FREE Evie Christie

Dean Gilmour

FREE

317 Dundas Street West 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. SAT JUN 18

FREE

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Does storytelling provide a safe space in which to tackle challenging subjects? What conditions are required for such a space to exist—and how successfully are those conditions met in Canada? Anna Porter, founder of Key Porter Books and author of The Ghosts of Europe and Kasztner’s Train, filmmaker Deepa Mehta (Bollywood/Hollywood, and the “Elements Trilogy”), and playwright Judith Thompson (Palace of the End, Capture Me) share excerpts from their work and consider these questions in relation to their own storytelling arts.

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Moderated by Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda.

Deepa Mehta

Steve Paikan

Judith Thompson

Anna Porter

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. SAT JUN 18

1:00 PM

$20

Ticket prices are inclusive of all taxes and handling fees. For tickets, call 416-368-4TIX (4849) or visit luminato.com

Storytelling kept One Thousand and One Nights’ Shahrazad alive; in the real world too, it can play a life-changing role. Writer, teacher, and activist Laura Simms (the adopted mother of Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier) has worked with communities from New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina to Sierra Leone. Dan Yashinsky is a radio host, author, and community organizer whose work includes Talking You In, a words-and-music exploration of a family’s neo-natal intensive care unit experiences that has been used in medical staff training programs.

4:30the PM artists at a panel FREEdiscussion. Meet See Illuminations (pages 51 and 52).

VISIT Luminato.com for Full Event Details.

Join Tim Supple, Evie Christie, Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour and special guest Muhsin al-Musawi (Professor of Arabic Literature at Columbia University and one of the Arab world’s leading literary critics) for a rich discussion on the art of adaptation and imbuing classic tales with new life and meaning.

Storytellers Laura Simms and Dan Yashinsky discuss the power of art to effect individual and community transformation.

Muhsin al-Musawi

Tim Supple

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

The Healing Power of Story

Deepa Mehta, Anna Porter, and Judith Thompson discuss the vital role of storytelling in society.

FREE

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Laura Simms

Dan Yashinsky

FREE

OCAD University 100 McCaul Street, main auditorium 1 hour and 30 minutes, including Q&A. SUN JUN 19

12:00 PM

FREE

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Lunchtime Conversations Produced in association with Indigo Books and Music Inc.

June 10: Festival Overview

June 16: LU XUN blossoms

Join Luminato Artistic Director Chris Lorway and other members of the programming team for an inside look at the 2011 Festival: how it came together and what threads and connections can be traced in the program as a whole.

This first ever Sino-Canadian theatrical co-production is based on five short stories by Lu Xun, widely regarded as one of 20th-century China’s most prominent and influential writers. Theatre Smith-Gilmour Artistic Directors Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour discuss their role in its creation.

June 11: TAJ

June 17: Soulpepper Summer Repertory

Lata Pada’s award-winning South Asian dance company, Sampradaya Dance Creations, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a hybrid dance-theatre piece about the creation of the Taj Mahal. Join Lata Pada, director Tom Diamond, and members of the creative team for a conversation about the work.

This year at Luminato, Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company presents seven theatrical events in repertory under one roof. Members of the company explain how this “super-rep” represents all aspects of Soulpepper’s artistic mission: world classics, Canadian classics, creation and adaptation, artist development, and community outreach.

June 12: Sargasso

June 18: TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5

Pioneering architect Philip Beesley, who effected a stunning transformation of the Canada Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale, talks about his latest large-scale animated installation in Brookfield Place.

Rick Phillips, host and producer of Sound Advice, a guide to classical music and recordings formerly on CBC Radio, discusses the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s late-night performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

June 13: Andromache

June 19: President’s Choice 1000 Tastes of Toronto

Visionary Scottish theatre director Graham McLaren, associate artist with Toronto’s Necessary Angel, discusses his radical, contemporary take on Jean Racine’s 17th-century classic. McLaren is joined by Necessary Angel’s Daniel Brooks and Guy de Carteret.

June 14: Habit Live theatre meets reality TV in a house built for the occasion. Berlin-based director David Levine offers creative insights into his exploration of the nature of performance and spectatorship.

June 15: Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her) Acclaimed Quebec director Brigitte Haentjens shares her thoughts on her musical and theatrical exploration— with a diverse cast of 50 women—of the often difficult, sometimes painful, yet always profound bond between mother and daughter. Haentjens is joined by Necessary Angel’s Daniel Brooks and Guy de Carteret.

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Education & Outreach

FREE

Brigitte Haentjens Appearance Supported by:

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How do you create a unique item of gourmet street food priced at only $5? Join some of the city’s finest chefs as they describe how they rose to the culinary challenge posed by this palate-pleasing Festival event.

Chapters John & Richmond 142 John Street 1 hour. JUN 10–19

12:00 PM

Tickets online

FREE luminato.com/lunchtime

visit luminato.com for full event details.

Building on the Festival’s commitment to accessibility, Luminato’s Education & Outreach Programs offer multidisciplinary arts experiences for people of all ages. SPECIAL PROJECTS In the months leading up to the Festival, Luminato partners with selected schools, youth, and community organizations in Regent Park, Parkdale, and St. Jamestown, offering project-based arts initiatives, facilitated by Luminato artists. Through a series of workshops, participants work on collaborative projects, and later, showcase their work during the Festival. For more details, read the Education & Community Outreach blog, luminate, at luminato.com/luminate. Habit Community Performance Project Sunday, June 12, 2:00–5:00 PM, OCAD University Digital Storytelling School & Youth Projects TIFF Bell Lightbox, dates and times TBC

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMMING Luminato is shining a light on the rising popularity of “kindie” music (think kids + indie = kindie). They Might Be Giants Family Concert (see page 40 for concert details) Produced in association with Bunch Family During the fun-filled They Might Be Giants Family Concert, families will enjoy music together while designing backstage passes, band posters, and pink rock pins in the Bunch Family activity tent.

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At the festival

ILLUMINATION

JUNE 10–19

FREE

Fam Jam Video Challenge Families are invited to create and submit short videos of their own family jam sessions. Finalists will be posted on Luminato TV at luminato.com and Bunchland.com. The winning family will receive a fun family-friendly prize pack! Check out luminato.com/tv and ‘Like’ your favourite Fam Jam video after April 25th! Luminato at The Toronto Public Library Bringing Stories to Life In this interactive workshop for families of all ages, participants explore the diversity and creativity of personal family stories through the art of oral storytelling. With internationally renowned storytellers Dan Yashinsky and Laura Simms. Saturday, June 18, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM, Thorncliffe Branch Around the World with the Kronos Quartet The Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet is noted for its adventurously eclectic repertoire and collaborations with a diverse array of artists from around the world. Experience an interactive and educational performance with this celebrated string quartet. Monday, June 13, 4:30–5:30 PM, Parliament Branch Registration is required. Recommended for all ages. For more information, visit luminato.com/education. Luminato Family Activity Guide The Luminato Family Activity Guide offers families behindthe-scenes information and activities, and highlights all of Luminato’s family-friendly performances and events. Available at the end of May on luminato.com. For more information about any of the above programs, please visit: luminato.com/education.

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TELUS

Garden of roses: denis gagnon interprets alice

L’Oréal Paris invites you to experience all the buzz and excitement of backstage. Glamorous, daring, sophisticated or natural; choose your beauty look with the L’Oréal Paris Beauty Experts. They will get you ready to attend Luminato looking like a star. More details at luminato.com/lorealparis.

At TELUS, we understand the important role the arts play in our communities. As part of our ongoing support for the arts, TELUS is pleased to be a Major Partner of the Luminato Festival, celebrating the city’s creative spirit and welcoming the world’s best performances and artists to the Toronto stage. To stay mobile and experience the best of Luminato, take a ride in a TELUS eco-cab to all your favourite events, including the Closing Weekend at Metro Hall Square, presented by TELUS. Be sure to visit us to learn how to stay connected on the go with the TELUS 4G network. For more information, please visit luminato.com/telus

NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL GROUP

president’s choice®

National Bank Financial Group is proud to return as a Presenting Partner of Luminato for the fifth year in a row. Be sure to visit our booth at Metro Square on National Bank First Night for a chance to win great prizes.

A showcase of food and stories created by Torontonians themselves. This installation brings to life the rich stories and memories of a city known for its cultural variety.

To learn more, visit nbc.ca/luminatofestival.

President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of TorontoTM

Jun 10

Jun 18–19 John Street

Metro Square

The Canadian Songbook Massey Hall

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Leading by example, our employees clearly demonstrate that they care deeply about the communities where they live and work. In this spirit, Manulife is pleased to return as Presenting Partner of the Luminato Volunteer Program. Manulife and our employees look forward to being a part of Luminato 2011 and celebrating 10 days of arts, culture, and creativity. ®

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To learn more about The Manulife Volunteer Commitment, visit manulife.ca.

Jun 10–19 Wintergarden lobby

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FROM THE CATWALK TO THE SIDEWALK

INDUSTRY PIONEERS… LEADING THE FUTURE

Maybelline New York invites you to discover the hottest colour and makeup trends this season. Visit our urban lounge inspired by New York, and get ready to attend Luminato with a makeover by our beauty gurus.

Patented product innovations. Fashionable, inspirational looks. 50 years supporting the professional edge. Artistic vision has always been at the core of Redken’s values which is why we are proud to support Luminato’s exceptional artists.

More details at luminato.com/mny.

More details at luminato.com/redken.

Jun 13–14 Metro Square

Kiehl’s

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OLG is proud to be back at Luminato for a fourth year as Presenting Partner. Dedicated to building and sustaining vital community partnerships, OLG actively sponsors nearly 200 community events across Ontario.

BRINGs THE SALON EXPERIENCE TO LUMINATO

Kiehl’s Since 1851 has been serving customers unique skin and hair care formulations for 160 years. Join us in celebrating our longstanding tradition of supporting the arts as we bring the Luminato Festival to life at your neighbourhood Kiehl’s.

Come live the L’Oréal Professionnel salon experience and be inspired by our new styling collection. Have your hair styled, professionally photographed, and uploaded to Facebook! For the latest and trendiest looks, trust your L’Oréal Professionnel hairdresser.

More details at luminato.com/kiehls.

More details at luminato.com/lorealpro. Jun 15

Metro Square

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A UNIQUE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE AT KIEHL’S

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To learn more, visit olg.ca. Jun 11–13 Metro Square

Shu uemura

Matrix

North American Beauty Art Makeup Competition

GIVE YOUR STYLE A PULSE!

Five makeup artists will compete to be the next big name in makeup artistry in North America, live during Luminato! Check out facebook.com/shuuemurausa to follow the competition.

Experience the Youthquake at the Design Pulse Mobile Salon during Luminato’s closing weekend. Get your hair styled live, receive free samples, and experience a global movement of movers and shakers!

More details at luminato.com/shuuemura.

More details at luminato.com/matrix. Jun 18–19 John street

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Scotiabank group

Visa Infinite cardholders have exclusive priority access to premium seating at Luminato ticketed events. Visa Infinite is pleased to be the official payment card of the Festival and Presenting Partner of The Luminato Reel film series.

At Scotiabank, community involvement is not something we just talk about. It’s an important part of the way we live, work and do business every day.

Garnier

Vichy

GO PURE. GO GREEN.

SKIN HEALTH CENTRE

The Scotiabank Group is proud to return as a Presenting Partner of Luminato 2011 with a focus on supporting the South Asian dance-theatre production TAJ.

Come discover Garnier Fructis’ clean, green alternative for your hair; the first biodegradable shampoo. Enjoy the virtual “green” adventure through the natural wonders of the world that Fructis will take you on at Luminato’s closing weekend.

Come celebrate our 80th anniversary at our Skin Health Centre and receive a personalized skin diagnosis. You will leave with a better understanding of your skin type and your own beauty routine to improve your skin health.

More details at luminato.com/garnier.

More details at luminato.com/vichy.

To learn more, visit visainfinite.ca.

Jun 10–12 Fleck dance theatre

Jun 18–19 metro square

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More details at luminato.com/lancome.

Maybelline NY

Kiehl’s Since 1851 | Yorkdale Centre, 2518 Yonge St., 407 Queen St.

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Manulife Financial

Jun 10–12 Metro Square

Lancôme invites you to enjoy a visual experience where art, fashion, and beauty intersect. Canadian fashion designer Denis Gagnon interprets a contemporary fashion response to the garden of roses in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

To learn more, visit PC.ca.

National Bank First Night

Jun 15

Lancôme

YOUR VIP BACKSTAGE ACCESS

FREE CREATIVITY

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L’Oréal Paris

Jun 17–19 metro square

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Festival Partners

Partner In Creativity:

Major Media Partners:

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Festival Partners

Founding Government Partner:

Marketing Partner: Major Partners:

Presenting Partners: Government & Foundation Partners:

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Corporate Supporters: AEROPLAN • COSMIC DESIGN • DELTA CHELSEA HOTEL • FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GREATER TORONTO AIRPORTS AUTHORITY • LAVALIFE • SEARCHLIGHT RECRUITMENT SCANLIFE • STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP • tourism Toronto

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Festival Donors

LUMINATO STAFF EXECUTIVE & ADMINISTRATION

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

From the very beginning, donors have been at the heart of Luminato, sharing the vision of becoming one of the most important annual multi-arts festivals on the world stage. Among the first to stand behind the Festival were the Founding Luminaries: arts patrons and civic builders who will be celebrated in perpetuity for their vision and founding support. Luminato proudly acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals and organizations.

Janice Price CEO

Mike Forrester Vice President, Consumer & Corporate Relations

FOUNDING LUMINARIES

Loredana LaCaprara Bookkeeper/Reception

Brian Cauley Executive Assistant to the CEO Fiona Crichton Accounting & Reporting Manager Dave Pennington Production Accounting

Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak

Kevin and Roger Garland

Pierre L. Morrissette

Tony and Anne Arrell

The Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation

Gordon and Janet Nixon

PROGRAMMING

Nancy Pencer

Chris Lorway Artistic Director

Salah Bachir Charles and Marilyn Baillie Avie Bennett Helen Burstyn and David Pecaut The David & Stacey Cynamon Family Foundation

Anthony and Helen Graham Jay and Barbara Hennick and Family Ian Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer Lucille and Urban Joseph

Kate Alexander Daniels and David Daniels

Patrick and Barbara Keenan

Joan T. Dea and Lionel F. Conacher

Joan and Jerry Lozinski

Ian and Kiki Delaney

Chetan and Clara Mathur

Cam and Alexandra di Prata

Judy and Wil Matthews

John Donald and Linda Chu

Sloan Mauran and Adrian Tauro

Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance

Rob and Cheryl McEwen

The Duboc Family Foundation

Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran

Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt Margaret and Jim Fleck

Michael and Sonja Koerner

David and Audrey Mirvish

Sandra and Jim Pitblado Jonas and Lynda Prince Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner Gary and Donna Slaight Geoff and Megan Smith Howard Sokolowski and Senator Linda Frum Marisa and Edward Sorbara Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Phil and Eli Taylor The Roy Thomson Family John and Liz Tory The Hon. Hilary M. Weston and W. Galen Weston Robin and David Young

BMO Financial Group

MacLaren McCann

TELUS

Dancap Productions Inc.

Manulife Financial

Tourism Toronto

Falls Management Company

RBC

Ivey Foundation

St. Joseph Communications

Gretchen and Donald Ross

The Slaight Family

arabic arts SUPERNOVA SUPPORTERS Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak

CanArab Marketing Corporation

Bay Tree Foundation

Luminary Program

SuperNova Program Development Fund

Luminato’s visionary major philanthropic supporters ensure that the Festival continues to present the very best in Canadian and world premieres, innovative new work, and unexpected collaborations that result in unforgettable moments of artistic excellence.

A SuperNova gift enables you and your family to direct your support towards a specific production within the Luminato program that is meaningful to you, and to follow the creative process through to fruition.

FREE CREATIVITY

Scott McVittie Director, Programming & Partner Promotions Derek Andrews Curator, Music Nathaniel Bryan Volunteer Coordinator Devyani Saltzman Curator, Literary Programming & Illuminations Rebecca Singh Lunchtime Conversations Series Coordinator

PRODUCTION Clyde Wagner General Manager Caren Campbell Associate Producer

Supernova Supporters David and Stacey Cynamon

Jessica Dargo Caplan Director, Education & Community Outreach

Michael Tward Volunteer Coordinator

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Marcia McNabb CA Vice President, Finance & Administration

For more information, contact Martha Haldenby at mhaldenby@luminato.com or 416-368-3100 ext. 243.

Naomi Campbell Company Manager Caroline Hollway Production Manager Mitchell Marcus Associate Producer, Special Projects Bob Mitchell Production Manager Ray Salverda Production Manager Tyler Shaw Production Coordinator

Akobi Adams Assistant Manager, Ticketing Laura Barron McDowell Manager, Media Relations & Communications Sarah Baumann Marketing Communications Manager Mary Ann Farrell Marketing Specialist Jordanna Grant Interactive Marketing Coordinator Isabelle Ly Marketing Production Coordinator Allison Saretsky Interactive Marketing Manager Katie Saunoris Publicity Coordinator Nanci Stern Media Relations Consultant Victor Correia, Trevor Mangion, Aengus Mulroney, Alysia Vasiliou Ticketing Associates

DEVELOPMENT Allan Penning Senior Director, Individual Giving & Foundations Natasha Udovic Director, Corporate Partnerships Jennie Birnbaum Research and Stewardship Coordinator Meaghan Davis Development Coordinator Donna Dwyer Partnerships Manager

Get Involved DONATE As a not-for-profit charitable organization, Luminato relies on the generosity of our donors—people like you—to highlight accessible arts, embrace creative collaboration, and engage audiences. This is made possible only through your continued support. There are many ways to support Luminato: The Luminato Patron Circle | $5,000 Gift Become a part of the visionary group of city builders and arts lovers whose vital annual contributions help Toronto realize its full creative potential. Your generous gift will ensure Luminato continues to develop, support, and showcase dynamic artistic talent for years to come. As valued Festival partners, Patron Circle Members enjoy a host of exclusive benefits year-round, including a Festival Pass good for 10 tickets to 2011 performances, exciting VIP events, an exclusive pre-sale period, concierge ticketing service, and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount. For more information on joining Luminato’s Patron Circle, contact Meaghan Davis at mdavis@luminato.com or 416-368-3100 ext. 241. Luminato city lights Help light up our city with creativity by joining the Luminato City Lights Program. Donations from as little as $10 will help Luminato remain one of the world’s premier international multi-disciplinary arts festivals and the largest in North America. Thanks to the support of donors like you, 80 per cent of our programs remain free for everyone to enjoy. City Lights members enjoy exclusive opportunities like Luminato’s quarterly eNewsletter, website recognition on our Donor page, access to early ticket purchasing, and invitations to select Festival performance rehearsals and receptions. Tax receipts are issued for gifts of $25 or more. For more information on becoming a member of the Luminato City Lights, contact Jennie Birnbaum at jbirnbaum@luminato.com or 416-368-3100 ext. 257. Donations can be made easily and securely at luminato.com/supporting. Luminato registered charitable #81163 7347 RR0001

VOLUNTEER Luminato is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. Our diverse group of volunteers enhance the visitor experience by providing guests of the Festival with information, by lending onsite support, and by working with the Luminato staff. Volunteering at Luminato also provides many rewards: a unique way to engage with programming and events, a complimentary 2011 T-shirt, access to lastminute ticket offers, and the chance to make a difference in our visitors’ lives.

Martha Haldenby Development Officer, Individual Giving

For more information on volunteering with Luminato, please call 416-368-3100 ext. 230 or visit luminato.com/volunteer to register.

Brad Lepp Manager, Public Sector & Foundations

Presenting Partner:

Lorol Nielsen Special Events Coordinator

Marketing Partner:

Robert VanderBerg Associate Producer, Visual Arts & Public Installations Caitlin Weld Junior Producer

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GENERAL ADMISSION EVENTS

MOBILE PHONES

Some of our ticketed events are general admission, which means admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please review your tickets to check if an event you purchased is a general admission event.

We request that mobile phones be turned off prior to the start of a performance. If you must keep your phone turned on, please place it on silent or vibrate mode. Also, please remember that light from your phone may be distracting to other audience members.

If you have purchased tickets to an event with general admission, we recommend you arrive early. A small number of seats may be reserved at general admission events for sponsors, donors, and other invited guests. Doors for most of our venues open approximately 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin (unless otherwise noted); however, sometimes for reasons beyond our control this may not occur and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Luminato and its artistic and venue partners are committed to providing barrier-free access. If you require wheelchair seating, please advise the ticket agent at time of purchase. Additionally, many of our venues provide other amenities for people with disabilities, such as assistive listening devices. If you require more information on services available for people with disabilities, please contact the Luminato offices at tickets@luminato.com or call 416-368-3100 ext. 254.

ARRIVE ON TIME

YOUNG AUDIENCES

Our performances start promptly at the time listed on the ticket, so please allow sufficient time for travel, parking, ticket collection, and other pre-performance activities.

Luminato welcomes young audiences to all of our performances, free and ticketed. However, some performances may not be suitable for young children and parental guidance is always recommended.

LATECOMERS For the safety and comfort of the performers and other audience members, latecomers will be admitted into venues at a suitable break during the performance. Similarly, if you leave a performance for any reason once it has commenced, you will be re-admitted only during a suitable break in the performance. Late seating breaks vary from performance to performance and some performances (especially those without intermissions) may not include a late seating break. We regret that we cannot provide refunds to those who arrive after, or leave during the performance once it has begun.

TICKETS In order to maintain a safe environment, everyone attending ticketed performances must possess a valid ticket, including babes in arms. For children’s programs, please make sure you purchase a ticket for everyone attending the performance.

BAG CHECK Many of our venues have policies regarding the checking of bags and other larger items as condition of entry and we recommend that, whenever possible, you bring with you only what is necessary.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND PHOTOGRAPHS Unless otherwise noted, audio and video recording and taking photos (including camera phones) at ticketed performances are prohibited for copyright reasons. You may be asked to check these items as a condition of entry.

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ACCESSIBILITY

FREE CREATIVITY

FREE EVENTS Free events are limited to the capacity of the venue, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and all are general admission. Please arrive early to ensure your admittance. As a courtesy to others, we regret that we cannot allow people to hold space for friends and family in lines for free events. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

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Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor)

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Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street

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Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for The Performing Arts 27 Front Street East The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon (at the Toronto Reference Library) 789 Yonge Street Canadian Opera Company, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre 227 Front Street East

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Chapters John & Richmond 142 John Street

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Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West

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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen Street West

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Glenn Gould Studio (main floor of CBC building) 250 Front Street West

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Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles Street West

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Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West

Jane Mallett Theatre

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Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

The Performing Arts 27 Front Street East

24 Wintergarden Lobby

Between King Street West and Richmond Street West

14 MacMillan Theatre 80 Queen’s Park

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OCAD University 100 McCaul Street

17 Parliament Branch

269 Gerrard Street East

18 The Royal Conservatory,

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall 273 Bloor Street West

19 Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe Street

20 Tarragon Theatre

30 Bridgman Avenue

Theatre Centre 21 The 1087 Queen Street West

22 Thorncliffe Branch

Winter Garden Theatre 189 Yonge Street

26 Young Centre for the

Performing Arts 55 Mill Street, Building 49

Massey Hall 178 Victoria Street Metro Square (The Festival Hub) 55 John Street (main site entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)

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HOSPITALITY PARTNERS 27 Delta Chelsea Hotel

33 Gerrard Street West

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Festival Map

Helpful Hints

28 The Keg Steakhouse & Bar 165 York Street

29 26 The Esplanade 30 515 Jarvis Street 31 Kiehl’s Since 1851

407 Queen Street West

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Festival Pub, Metro Square 55 John Street

LUMINATO BOX OFFICE Presented by Toronto Star Metro Square 55 John Street

TTC SUBWAY STOP

48 Thorncliffe Park Drive

Please check luminato.com for up-to-date information regarding potential rain delays or cancellations for outdoor events.

PERFORMANCE VENUES Luminato events are performed at a variety of venues and each venue has its own unique policies and procedures to ensure the most enjoyable experience for everyone. Please feel free to ask venue staff for more information. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Luminato offices via email at info@luminato.com or call 416-368-3100. For other Helpful Hints and up-todate program and performance information, please visit luminato.com. Luminato is a proud supporter of:

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